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Articles from the August 28, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Mayor's vote sends message against pot

With a tie-breaking vote cast by Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott, the assembly passed a resolution Tuesday opposing a statewide proposition to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Five brown bears killed this month

  Two weeks after the Celebration of Bears festival promoted safe coexistence with the animals, wildlife troopers report five brown bears were shot...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 28, 2014

Pampered fowl gets girlfriend, moves out of house

A lot can happen to a duck in a year. Finnegan the diapered duck spent the winter indoors floating in the bathtub, strutting in front of mirrors, and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014

Study's cameras damaged

Two remote-sensor cameras set up to watch bears along the Chilkoot River have been vandalized with spray paint, according to Shannon Donahue,...

 

African Children's Choir to perform

The 41st African Children’s Choir will be in Haines early next week for shows Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Chilkat Center and Wednesday, Sept. 3, at...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014

New staff at school bring wide experience

Greg Brittenham, a nationally recognized conditioning coach who worked 20 years for the New York Knicks, will be leading physical education classes...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Hiring panel gives nod to Culbeck

A five-person hiring committee has recommended the Haines Borough hire Darsie Culbeck as the new Community and Economic Development Director. Mayor St...

 

'Slim' show to include saloon

The Chilkat Center will be transformed into Slim’s Sourdough Saloon at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, complete with blackjack table, dancing girls,...

 

Open house at vets' home

A grand opening and open house of the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village will be held on “Patriot Day,” Thursday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., said...

 

Meal program sign-up needed

The Haines Borough School District reminds parents they need to register their students for free or reduced-charge meals. Parents can fill out a...

 

Harbor drilling to seek contaminants, bedrock

Two years after a drill rig dug near the Small Boat Harbor entrance to test the stability of soil, another drill rig is coming to Haines to begin...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

'Vote No on 2' presentation draws residents on both sides

About a dozen residents turned out Monday to hear a presentation opposing a ballot measure that would legalize and commercialize marijuana in Alaska....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014

Police mum on death

Haines Borough police have released no official information about what caused the death of resident George Edwards. Edwards,51, was found dead at his...

 

Correction

Last week’s CVN reported Debra Schnabel donated $5,000 for a new mural at the Haines School. The money came from the Schnabel family’s Lynn Canal...

 

Mechanic Edwards was buoyant spirit, despite disabilities

Friends and relatives filled the American Legion Hall Wednesday to share stories of George Edwards,...

 

Editorial

Joe Parnell’s column this week is a paid advertisement because Parnell is now a candidate for local office. During a political campaign, the...

 

No good argument for senior exemption

I have yet to hear a good argument for why we should continue to have senior property tax exemptions. I’m a member of the painfully small 30-40-yea...

 

Assembly rolls for corporate interest

It’s not unusual for the Haines Borough Assembly to balk when outside “big government” folks try to tell our community what to do. But...

 

Edwards exemplified what matters

George Edwards was my dearest friend, brother and gentle soul whose happiness rested in helping people in need. While filling people’s hearts he...

 

Hard work boosted bear festival

We would like to thank the following people and organizations for contributing to the success of our first Celebration of Bears Fair: the Jilkaat...

 

Prayers, thoughts appreciated

Saying “thank you” does not seem like enough to those near and far who have been so kind during Ron Sloper’s recent hospitalization and...

 

Thanks, AMG, for Skagway trip

Thank you, Alaska Mountain Guides, for taking me to Skagway. I had such a great time. It was so much fun. Megan Whitermore...

 

Assembly's action not myopic

In response to candidate Mario Benassi’s representation of the assembly as myopic, I looked it up on Dictionary.com: 1. unable or unwilling to act...

 

Totem Trot met financial goal

Thank you to the Haines community for the wonderful support you gave the Sheldon Museum for our first Totem Trot. Over 100 individuals participated...

 

Tie exemption to residency term

Snowbirds have been referred to as the older group of folks who lived out the rough times before Alaska became a state. Well now, concerning the...

 

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